Brexit preparations for the city will continue to be made and revisited in December, after a discussion was held by the Council’s Executive tonight.
In a report presented to the Council’s Executive on current preparations in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, it was proposed by Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Andrew Waller, that preparations should continue to be made for all Brexit scenarios.
By December, it should be clearer as to whether the UK will secure a deal with the EU and even if this is achieved, it will be subject to a vote in Parliament. In the meantime, City of York Council will review the nature of the deal and determine any potential impact on services.
The Council will also continue to work closely with partners in the city to understand the wider implications for York and, where possible, provide support and access to information.
Cllr Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader of the Council, commented:
“Nationally, the direction of travel for Brexit is no clearer and partners in the city are becoming increasingly frustrated by the process and what it could mean for York.”
“It is absolutely vital that as a Council, we continue to prepare for all scenarios in order to minimise any potential disruption to the city and our local economy.”
“As a Council, we want to provide as much information as possible to help support residents and businesses, and that is why I have requested a further report on our preparations for Brexit in December.”
For more information on the ‘no deal’ Brexit report discussed by the Executive, please visit: http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=733&MId=10473&Ver=4.